Location

144 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, 20002

Phone: 202-546-1210

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The Sewall-Belmont House, now the National Woman's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, is one of the oldest houses on Capitol Hill, and the headquarters of the historic National Woman's Party. This National Historic Landmark for 43 years was the Washington home of the NWP's founder, Alice Paul, radical suffragist leader, author of the Equal Rights Amendment and lifelong activist for women's rights.

The museum has unparalleled archives and a collection of fine art and artifacts from the woman's suffrage and equal rights movements. Learn the inspiring and still unfinished story of women's quest for full equality. View original busts and portraits of the pioneers of the women's rights movement, suffrage parade banners, Susan B. Anthony's desk, political cartoons and historic photographs.

The house was constructed in 1799 - 1800 for Robert Sewall. Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin, a tenant from 1801 to 1813, negotiated the financial details of the Louisiana Purchase here. On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, the British invaded Washington, met armed resistance at this site and burned the house in retaliation. Rebuilt by Sewall in 1820, it stayed in the Sewall family until 1922. In 1929, the NWP purchased the house for its headquarters.

The beautiful garden of this elegant Federal-style mansion is available for events including wedding receptions and corporate gatherings.

Tour information: Go to http://nationalwomansparty.org/visit/ for more information

The Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument is ADA accessible.

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